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The Pentagon has no marble because it was built during World War II, and Italy, the source of marble, was an enemy country.

The Pentagon has no marble because it was built during World War II, and Italy, the source of marble, was an enemy country.

Commonly mistaken as an ancient Greek tradition, the Olympics torch relay was actually a Nazi idea.

Commonly mistaken as an ancient Greek tradition, the Olympics torch relay was actually a Nazi idea.

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At weddings, the bride normally stands to the left of the groom so that his sword hand is free to defend against other suitors.

At weddings, the bride normally stands to the left of the groom so that his sword hand is free to defend against other suitors.

During World War II, prisoners in Canadian war camps were treated so well, many of them didn't want to leave when the war ended.

During World War II, prisoners in Canadian war camps were treated so well, many of them didn't want to leave when the war ended.

The first ever selfie dates back to 1839 when a photography enthusiast named Robert Cornelius tried to take a photograph. He had to stay still for 3 minutes!

The first ever selfie dates back to 1839 when a photography enthusiast named Robert Cornelius tried to take a photograph. He had to stay still for 3 minutes!

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Ancient Romans celebrated 'Saturnalia', a festival in which slaves were treated as equals and are allowed to wear their masters' clothing.

Ancient Romans celebrated 'Saturnalia', a festival in which slaves were treated as equals and are allowed to wear their masters' clothing.

The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WWII.

The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WWII.

In 1863, Venezuela became the first modern country to abolish the death penalty for all crimes.

In 1863, Venezuela became the first modern country to abolish the death penalty for all crimes.

In the Middle Ages, beer was consumed more than water as consuming alcohol was safer than drinking polluted water.

In the Middle Ages, beer was consumed more than water
as consuming alcohol was safer than drinking polluted water.

More people have been to the moon than the bottom of the ocean.

More people have been to the moon than the bottom of the ocean.

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In an international study, participants who suppressed their crying or felt shame as they cried reported that they did not feel as good afterward.

In an international study, participants who suppressed their crying or felt shame as they cried reported that they did not feel as good afterward.

A British Airways flight to Dubai was forced to return to Heathrow Airport because someone took a dump that smelled so bad it was unbearable for passengers.

A British Airways flight to Dubai was forced to return to Heathrow Airport because someone took a dump that smelled so bad it was unbearable for passengers.

According to research from the 1980s, psychogenic tears differ in composition from other tears. It may be a way to rid the body of stress related chemicals.

According to research from the 1980s, psychogenic tears differ in composition from other tears. It may be a way to rid the body of stress related chemicals.

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